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Estonian National Male Choir
Visions of Estonia

Song NameComposer
Double Dedication (Diptych)Veijo Tormis
Vision of EstoniaVeijo Tormis
The Viru OathVeijo Tormis
DraughtVeijo Tormis
Story of a BetrayerVeijo Tormis
The Last Ship (Valse triste)Veijo Tormis
Hamlet's SongsVeijo Tormis
Incantatio maris aestuosiVeijo Tormis
Litany to ThunderVeijo Tormis
Our Shadows (Once We Will Reappear)Veijo Tormis
Herding CallsVeijo Tormis
The Sarcasms of Juhan LiivVeijo Tormis
A Conscripts's Escape from Toompea Castle Home to KuusaluVeijo Tormis

Directed by Ants Soots

Veljo Tormis is best known for his preservation of folk songs and folklore in his music. On Vision of Estonia, his concern for the oppression of the Estonian people is mixed with this aspect. These pieces for male choir are fantastic. The title piece "Vision of Estonia" was written during the fall of the Soviet Union and finished when Estonian independence was declared. Tormis is also known for his orchestral choral sounds. In "Incantation for the Sea" and "Litany to Thunder" he translates the dramatic images depicted in the poetry into massive choral sounds. "Incantation for the Sea" comes from the epic poem Kalevala. Due to international interest in his music, Tormis uses a Latin translation to make his piece widely accessible to non-Estonian speaking choirs. The Estonian National Male Choir, led by Ants Soots, is dynamic in this music which honors their country.

Item code: 7171C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Choral | Primarily a cappella | Male | Estonia
NCD 17

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